IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover Blitz Edition is now available
on Steam, offering an updated version of this Windows combat flight
simulator. This carries a 25% launch discount, and it is a completely free
upgrade for owners of the original version. Here's
a trailer with a look
along with word on what's improved here:
1C Game Studios, in partnership
with Team Fusion Simulations, is proud to announce the release of a completely
updated and improved BLITZ edition of the realistic air combat simulator IL-2
Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover.
Already known for its incredibly detailed cockpits, massively popular
Multiplayer, and complex flight, engine, weapons and damage systems, Cliffs of
Dover has now been updated to state-of-the-art DX11 graphics and has had over 20
new flyable aircraft types and variants added to it.
In addition to the 25 original Spitfire, Hurricane, Bf-109 and Bf-110 types,
players now have the opportunity to fly new aircraft, such as the rare
Bf-109E-4N with its high octane, high-rpm engine and 30mm cannon. Players can
also experience the C-6 ground attack version of the Bf-110 and the powerful
twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter in both day and night-fighter versions.
Glorious new autumn and winter maps allow players to continue the campaign later
into 1940 and the era of the 'Blitz'.
Completely revised special effects and damage visuals provide spectacular
detail, allowing players to savor the effects of their powerful weapons before
sending their opponent’s aircraft crashing and burning to the ground.
Speaking of which, new ground textures and scenery, as well as newly implemented
cloud systems, provide for a stunning environment to fly over and through, using
the revised and improved flight model that provides the accuracy and fidelity
flight sim fans expect. On top of all that, new high-fidelity sounds bring the
experience of virtual flight to life.
This title is a must-have for experienced flight sim enthusiasts as well as
newcomers to the genre, and will provide endless hours of entertainment in the
company of an established, numerous and dedicated online
Looks like it's old, broken version (Though apparently pretty decent with mods) is no longer on sale, but it was 50 bucks last time I looked! So at the very least this is a better value proposition! Wonder what kind of weird publisher nonsense got in the way of this being broken and unsupported for so long?
Waiting for my Dad to get back to me on what he thinks of this (He got it for free since he owned the OG), he spent dozens of hours working out how to get the Spitfire going in DCS so he's the closest person I know to being a Flightsim grognard, if he approves I will definitely get this. Many happy memories of family lans spent in the skies over the eastern front in IL2.
These kinds of games used to come with a 300 page manual with a binder. I need to get a second screen or a printer for the checklists I think. And also play with the lights on so I cna see the keyboard, as the old Sidewinder Pro only has 9 buttons, twist, throttle and a coolie.